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aumj 2017, 6(3): 187-198 Back to browse issues page
Survey of Spread and Reasons of Turning into Alternative Therapies to Current Medicine: (Case Study of Tehran)
Reihaneh Ramezani , Sedigheh Ramezani
PhD of Nanobiotechnology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Women's Research Center, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran , re.ramezani@alzahra.ac.ir
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Background: Reaching health is always considered as the most important personal and social goals and medical institution is one of the most important institutions in a society. So distance from the therapies recommending by this institution could show a suspicion to doctors, reducing their Prestige and even creation the legitimacy crisis for this institution. Therefore analysis the spread of alternative therapies to current medicine and it’s reasons are important and will be the purpose of this article.
Methods: This study is a survey on 245 patients in five medical centers at five points of Tehran (North, South, East, West and Center).Method of sampling was available and data collection was implemented by the questionnaire which made by researcher. SPSS 23 software had used in data analysis.
Results: The results showed the highest frequency in herbal treatment (2.72%) which had a significant gap to other alternative therapies. On the reasons of application, "because I saw a lot of people that concluded good result from this procedure and recommend it to others", with nearly 60% and "Because prescription drugs form doctors did not effect to solve my illness" with 52% gived most agreement. The statement "I think treatments which had recommended in advices of religious leaders is not useful for "todays illnesses" have inverse linear relationship with the herbal treatment by using the significance level of 95% with 0.395 beta coefficient.
Conclusions: Although the reasons of citizens for using alternative therapies was more pragmatic, but statistical analysis showed that near 40% of the variance of using Herbal treatment among citizens interested by awareness about benefits of this therapy in advices of religious leaders.
Keywords: Alternative therapies to current medicine, Spread, Usage reasons, Tehran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/10/02 | Accepted: 2017/10/02 | Published: 2017/10/02
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Ramezani R, Ramezani S. Survey of Spread and Reasons of Turning into Alternative Therapies to Current Medicine: (Case Study of Tehran). aumj. 2017; 6 (3) :187-198
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